February 4, 1936 ~ November 12, 2018 (age 82)

A Homegoing celebration for Mrs. Willie Nell Gray of Tampa, Florida who passed away on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 will be held on Saturday, November 17th, 11:00 a.m. at New Salem PB Church, 1605 N. Nebraska Avenue, Tampa, FL 33602 Elder Dr.  Benjamin M. Curry, officiating. The interment will be in Orange Hill Cemetery. Willie Nell Gray was affectionately known as “Nell” by her family and friends and was born on February 4, 1936 in Jackson County, Florida to the late Lucious Dudley and Willie B. Brock. She graduated from Middleton High School, retired from Aramark Linen Company and a faithful member of Greater New Salem Primitive Baptist Church and Senior Usher Board Member.  Willie enjoyed traveling, spending time with family; watching classic T.V. shows and going to church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lucious Dudley and Willie B. Brock; husband, Alto Gray; son, Leonard “Chicken” Larry; brothers, Fred Lee Dudley, Jewel Dudley, William Dudley, Robert Britt and Marshall McKennie; sisters, Ethel Oliver, Archie Mae Wright and Sellie Williams. She leaves to cherish her memory with a loving nephew, Frederick Porter; grandson, LaVaris Larry (Nidta Mazard); granddaughter, Delphina Larry (Thaddeus Bowers); great grandchildren, Jaylah Whittaker, Richard and Monica Ousley, Jasmine Mazard-Larry, Thaddeus and Trinity Bowers; brothers, James Brock and Alphonso Brock (Linda);sisters, Maeonia Taylor, Ellawese Colston, Vornice Spires of Cottondale, FL; Clevenell Cotton (Joe) of Marianna, Florida, Annie Belle Sorey of Cambellton, FL; goddaughters, Josephine Everette and Sharon Haywood  and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other family members, friends and neighbors of Northview Hills Subdivision. The visitation will be held on Friday, November 16th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. The family and friends are asked to meet at the church on Saturday for the service.

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